There are some stories on the internet going viral about the theory that stated that coronavirus comes from space given by a Sri Lankan scientist Chandra Wickramasinghe. He said, “As we don’t know yet where it comes from, actually it came from outer space.” His actual mean is if this kind of virus present on Earth, why it could not appear before. Why at a specific time. He believes that reason behind such pandemic is comets that passed by the Earth. In 1918, there was Spanish Flu that spread worldwide and caused 50 million deaths. He believes it also came from space.
The reason why Chandra Wickramasinghe believing coronavirus comes from space?
A meteor flying across the sky in the north-east of China on October 11, 2019. Chandra Wickramasinghe has doubts about it. His also theory evidence relating to this meteor event.
On December 31, 2019, it was reported that some people got infected by the unknown illness. Later in January, WHO recognized it as the virus with scientific name SARS-CoV-2. Its short name is COVID-19. Because it was started spread in 2019. So far, it has infected more than a million people and caused 70,000 deaths. You can check the latest information on WorldoMeter. It’s unclear where the coronavirus comes from.
What science says actually?
It’s interesting to know if such a virus really comes from space. Science believes if anyone gives an extraordinary claim, then he/she must give extraordinary evidence. This belief is extraordinary as well.
Scientists believe, “this virus did not come from space.”
They believe why such viruses did not vanish in the radiation of the atmosphere. They believe unless they don’t have any kind of evidence on such a claim, it will consider being wrong.
Do you know? Comets, meteor or asteroid, all are parts of our universe. Want to read more about the Universe? Here we cover the article ” Introduction to Astronomy” for you.